Sony’s announced the first major update to PlayStation Now since dropping a host of platforms earlier in the year: PlayStation 4 games are coming. In addition to the near 500 or so PlayStation 3 titles that can already be streamed with the Japanese giant’s on-demand subscription service, new-gen releases will be added as part of a single membership later this year.
Details are still shaky, but a private test will drop in the next few weeks. It sounds like that will prioritise active subscribers, so be sure to check your emails if you already pay for the forward-thinking initiative. Both the PS4 itself and Windows PC will be supported as clients, so technically you’ll be able to play PS4 games without the console itself at some point this year.
As we’ve iterated many times over the years, PlayStation Now is not (and has never been) the Japanese giant’s answer to backward compatibility; it’s a future-proofing endeavour that’s looking to a time when consoles become an antiquated concept. You can currently buy a 12 month subscription for $99.99 in the US, while memberships cost about £12.99 a month in the UK.